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A FIlipino couple exchange rings at a mass ceremony for survivors of the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (AP)

Pope Francis was perhaps hyperbolic. But marriage preparation shows real failings to resist the ‘culture of impermanence’

Bishops queue to meet Pope Francis after a general audience (AP)

The potential scope of the new definition of episcopal negligence is of huge significance

Pope Francis arrives for a special audience with the UISG in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican (AP)

The drive for radical ‘reform’ could actually prevent the laity from gaining a more prominent voice

A statue in Prague of the Czech reformer Jan Hus, convicted of heresy by the Council of Constance and executed in 1415 (PA)

Heresy has a specific meaning. Throwing the term around doesn’t help intra-Catholic debates

Archbishop Angelo Becciu, left (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo) (April 30, 2013)

The blocking of the PricewaterhouseCoopers audit puts the Pope’s legacy as a reformer in peril

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the flight to Lesbos (AP)

Those insisting Francis is a radical progressive can’t have read Amoris Laetitia

Protestors gather outside the Senate Chamber during a hearing on a religious freedom bill at the Statehouse in Indianapolis (PA)

This debate pits the newest freedom, so-called “marriage equality”, in direct conflict with the oldest

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope’s exhortation makes a crucial reference to John Paul II’s encyclical Familiaris Consortio

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company, leaving Belfast High Court (PA)

In the struggle to preserve the freedoms of conscience and religion, we do not get to pick our battles

Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial of the Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor, speaks to the media outside the US Supreme Court (CNS)

The trial of the Little Sisters of the Poor, legal niceties apart, is about whether or not they are free to love